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Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Res.2.6 Two married couples, early forties, corporation tenants, female interviewer, 17 March 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/2/6
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: Living accommodation; local amenities; neighbourliness; health.Living accomodation: Both families interviewed had been in the area about 8 years and are neighbours in a six-flat block. They complained of the damp present in the houses when they first moved in and of the low standard of work - washbasins and doors had to be replaced. Rents were 25/- when they moved in and were now 32/5. Fireplaces give out a lot of smoke.Local amenities: The...
Dates: Other: 17 March 1961

Res.2.9 Married couple, fifties, corporation tenants, female interviewer, 21 March 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/2/9
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: Neighbourhood; housing; finance and employment; education of children.Neighbourhood: The couple had hoped to go to Lochend instead of Granton, disliked Granton "neither town nor country". Granton got its bad name from neighbouring Wardieburn "terrible gangs are based in Wardieburn", although the Boswalls are fine. Neighbours described as "covetous".Male INTVEE is originally from Leith and they both hope to go back there. Their street and the...
Dates: Other: 21 March 1961

Res.4.1 Female resident, age unknown, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 8 September 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/4/1
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: Family; neighbours.Family: INTVEE talks of the effect of alcohol on her family and how it has got her children into trouble with the police. She also discusses her own anxiety, in particular her irrational fears about her youngest child not living to grow up. She herself does not drink "I don't like drink, but even if I did I could never take it; even if I let a drop of sherry pass my lips at New Year, I get all excited and trembly". One of her sons has...
Dates: Other: 8 September 1961

Res.4.3 Female resident, age unknown, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 8 September 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/4/3
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: Family; employment.Family: INTVEE is in a strained marriage. Recounts a visit from her ex mother-in-law whom she had not see for many years. They had a wonderful time, she was puzzled however as she had been weepy and upset for a week or so after. Her husband has been behaving more kindly towards her as a result.Employment: INTVEE has begun a part time job in the evenings and is enjoying the companionship of other women. The family have...
Dates: Other: 8 September 1961

Res.5.1 Female resident, early thirties, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 25 October 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/5/1
Scope and Contents INTVEE lives in a ground floor flat with her husband and six children ages ranging from six weeks to seven years. They had previously lived in Clermiston which she didn’t like as she felt isolated and though it was bleak and bare, the bus route was inadequate and she got quite depressed. She had grown up in Leith and Ferry Road area so wanted to return there. She says she only feel sat home with people who talked like her and who knew about her and her family. She likes her present house...
Dates: Other: 25 October 1961

Res.5.5 Elderly female resident, widow, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 8 November 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/5/5
Scope and Contents INTVEE lives in a three apartment flat in Wardieburn and is the only tenant in her stair who has been there since the beginning. When she first moved here she thinks it was much more friendly, children and young mothers would paly in the street, theyd go on picnic together. Her husbnad had been ill with ulcers for many years before he died. She made the decision to pay for one of her sons to go on to secondary education. When the new Education Act came in she got a refund. Her husbnad would...
Dates: Other: 8 November 1961

Res.5.8 Female resident, late sixties, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 6 November 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/5/8
Scope and Contents INTVEE lives with her husband and four grandchildren in a four apartment flat. INTVER describes the interior as "the furniture is pretty old-fashioned. The suite a dun-coloured, embossed velveteen affair, the table a square one covered in a chenille cloth, a china cabinet with tree tea-sets from very best to ordinary". She had previously lived in various rooms in Edinburgh including a single end in Robbs Entry, Canongate in the early 1930s where she says the buildings were pure slums, just...
Dates: Other: 6 November 1961

Res.5.9 Female resident, 63 yrs, single, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 3 November 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/5/9
Scope and Contents INTVEE lives alone. She had worked as a typist but was made to leave when her employer got rid of everyone over 60. She had put her name down for a corporation flat as had heard some landladies wouldn't keep tenants on if they were not in employment. She was allocated an old age pensioner flat. INTVER thinks she is now terribly lonely and out of her depth finding herself alone in a strange environment, unemployed and having to look after her house and cook for herself for the first time in...
Dates: Other: 3 November 1961

Res.3.18 Female resident, 60 yrs, married, corporation tenants, male interviewer, 13 June 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/3/18
Scope and Contents INTVEE lives with her husband, they have been in their new house for 3 weeks and have yet to meet any of their neighbours. INTVER thinks this might be due to an injury suffered by one of the interviewees. INTVEE thinks the stair is quiet and the children are quiet not like the children in Arthur Place. INTVER notes that he had seen a number of children playing with wooden guns on the stairs and thinks the INTVEE might be going deaf. INTVEE pleased with the house especially the hot water...
Dates: Other: 13 June 1961

Res.4.10 Female resident, age unknown, widowed, corporation tenant, male interviewer, 28 September 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/4/10
Scope and Contents INTVEE lives alone in a three apartment, ground floor flat in a block of six. INTVER thinks that the street looks scruffy with some unattended gardens and harling fallen off. INTVEE says a man from the corporation came and knocked more harling off but has not been back to fix it. INTVEE burst into tears twice during the interview over the death of her husband in February. She thinks it would be a lot easier if she could find a job to do. She had previously worked at a house where there was a...
Dates: Other: 28 September 1961